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The Rodeo Heritage Museum was full on Saturday, Aug. 16 for several dedications following the...

Erath Grand Jury indicts nine

The Erath County Grand Jury returned nine indictments on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. These indictments included three related to cases investigated by Dublin PD:

Julian Alvarado, 45, Aggravated Assault (with a deadly weapon), a second-degree offense;

Heather Ann Hamilton, 24, Possession of a Substance in Penalty Group 1 (less than one gram), a state jail felony;

Timothy Edward Peppers, 48, Harassment of a Public Servant, a state jail felony;

Other indictments, listed by investigating agencies, included:

Erath County Sheriff’s Office:

Cory Edward Boone, 37, Assault (family violence, occlusion), a third-degree felony;

Margaret Lewis York, 22, Theft (from an elderly individual, $20,000 or more but less than $100,000), a third-degree felony;

Stephenville PD:

Ronald Wade Ator, Aggravated Assault (with a deadly weapon), a second-degree offense;

Mike Duarte, 24, Improper Photography or Visual Recording, a state jail felony;

Samuel David Lewis, 24, Sexual Assault (of a child), a second-degree felony;

Luis Anthony Valenzuela, 27, Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse, a state jail felony;

Council embarks on budget talks

Dublin City Council members continued work on balancing next year’s budget during a workshop Monday night.
The session was preceded by a special council meeting in which members approved a public hearing for Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed tax rate of $1.1876.
Council worked through several budgetary items, making adjustments and asking questions.
See the Aug. 21 edition for a list of items discussed and amended.

Athletes working towards season

Dublin Athletic Director and head football Coach Bob Cervetto reported 60 Lions took the field early Monday morning for the start of preseason workouts in preparations for the 2014 season. According to Head Lady Lion volleyball coach Ryan Lewis, 41 Lady Lions  participated in opening day workouts Monday. The Dublin Lions will have their annual Green and Gold scrimmage Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Dublin’s Memorial Stadium. The Lady Lions scrimmage the Lady Tigers in Glen Rose on Friday and travel to Brownwood Saturday for another scrimmage. For more 2-a-day coverage see the Aug. 7 paper.

Athletes prepare season

Summer officially comes to a close for local athletes as the start of 2-a-days begins Monday, August 4.
The grueling, midsummer test of endurance begins for the Dublin Lion football teams at the high school practice fields at 6:15 a.m. For the Lady Lion volleyball teams,  a 7 a.m. start at Memorial Stadium for their inaugural mile will kick off their 2-a-day workouts followed by conditioning and ball work at the high school.
Players must have a physical or medical history on file prior to Monday.
A number of dedicated Dublin athletes have worked hard all summer, including the 7-on-7 football team and the Lady Lions who continued playing volleyball through spring league and summer tournaments, to hone their skills and improve for the upcoming season.
Meet the Lions will be on Thursday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Roy and Lynn Neff Gymnasium.
The Lady Lions will visit the Glen Rose Lady Tigers in their annual scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 8 and travel to Brownwood for a scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 9.
The Lingleville Cardinals and Lady Cardinals begin preseason workouts on Monday, Aug. 4 at 7 a.m.
Dancers and musicians aren’t getting a break either as practice begins the same day for the Dandi-Lions, cheerleades and the Sound of Dublin Band which will meet from 3-8 p.m. at Dublin High School.

Jayden Standridge

Jayden Darrell Standridge, four months, of Dublin died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville.
He was born on March 24, 2014 in Stephenville to Chad Fitzgerald and Myra Standridge.
He is survived by his mother; father; two sisters, Aryka Standridge and Kairi Standridge; grandparents, Loretta Conner and Bobby Standridge; and great-grandparents, Myra Gordon Sutherland and Joyce and Bobby Standridge.
Graveside services will be Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Barbee Cemetery, Bert Atkins officiating. Arrangements made under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

Doris Joiner

Doris Jean Joiner, 77, of De Leon, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church, De Leon.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nowlin Anders Funeral Home.
Condolences may be offered online at

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